: Favorite car names?
04-05-10, 11:34 PM
GMC Gentleman Jim
GMC Beau James
Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham
Cadillac DeVille (especially Coupe deVille)
Buick Roadmaster (I think this is my favorite, ever)
Chrysler New Yorker
Buick Park Avenue
Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Rolls Royce Phantom
And lastly, but definitely not least
The Chevrolet Loadmaster. :lol: :histeric: :quagmire:
As you can see, most of my names are American, and that's mainly because the Asians and the Europeans don't usually use your typical imaginative names, but rather a logical set of letters and numbers.
04-05-10, 11:50 PM
This will be fun (other than the first two because they're cars I own, they're not in particular order):
Buick Electra 225
Pontiac Grand Prix
Chrysler Phantom Corsair
Duesenburg "Twenty Grand"
Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce
04-06-10, 12:04 AM
Ford Tornino Talladega
Dodge Charger Daytona
Pontiac Trans Am
Chevrolet Camaro IROC
Pontiac Le Mans
When you have the name of a racing series or track in the name, well its just awesome(exception being the Chrysler Sebring).
Electra, Fleetwood, Roadmaster, Park Lane, Javelin, Town and Country, Starfire, Super Chief, Bonneville, Caprice, Delray, Belair, Montclair, Continental, Patrician, Country Squire, Vista Cruiser, Firebird, Wildcat, Silver Ghost, Limited, Hornet, Commander, Wasp, Cosmopolitan.
Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special
Oldsmobile Torondo Caliente
and the looooooooooooogest name ever given to a recent (1986) Car:
Dodge Royal Monaco Brougham Diplomat Edition
04-06-10, 12:16 PM
ANY name is better than todays alphabet soup. :mad:
04-06-10, 12:22 PM
Your right Ranger. I remember us having a discussion about this when Lincoln started doing it.
04-06-10, 12:31 PM
Chitty chitty bang bang
04-06-10, 12:43 PM
ANY name is better than todays alphabet soup. :mad:I agree. I never refer to my car as an SLS. I either call her Sabrina or the Seville. I even removed the SLS emblem from the trunk lid and replaced it with a Seville badge from the export version:
And how could I have forgotten the Vista Cruiser? Not only the coolest wagon name, but the coolest wagon. Country Squire isn't bad, either. When the Ricardos moved to the suburbs on I Love Lucy, with his mangled English, Ricky said he was now a Country Square. Lucy had to correct him (Ford was a sponsor that year).
Yes, Ian Flemings "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" is a favorite,. "Herbie" not so much. I still have to go with Chryler's "Phantom Corsair" as my all time favorite along with Buick's "Y Job."
While not the name of a specific brand or model of car I always thought "Sedanca de Ville" was a neat name for a coachwork style along with "Barchetta," "Spider," and "Phaeton."
Country Squires were the neatest of the affordale wagons, but for my money the 1953 Buick Super and Roadmaster woody wagons were the best, followed closely by the Chrysler Town & Country woodies of the same era. Chevy Nomad was cool along with its' name.
04-06-10, 08:50 PM
Ok this is based on the names and names alone, not the cars them self.
In no order other than the order of which I think of them:
Grand National: What better name could the champion car of the 80's American auto world have? Grand National, just say it, it sound strong and powerful. Its awesome. The name just makes want to say 'America **** yeah' or something overly patriot and intense.
Firebird: I mean come on its FIREBIRD!! A bird made of fire! The name oozes awesomeness. thunderbird how ever does not, that just sounds like a gassy bird or something.
Datsun/Nissan Z: Z is probably the only letter cool enough to stand alone as a name of something.
Cougar*: well, no, maybe. It use to sound cool but now all i can think of is overly sexually active middle aged woman, which can be cool too... ugh, i'll leave it but with an asterisk.
Demon,Diablo: I know the cars are world apart but their names each invoke that evil cool factor so I lumped them.
Maxima: Just invokes power, grandeur to the max.
Any name with -r at the end: IE: XKR, GTR, ect.. just sounds race like.
V-spec: STS-V , CTS-V, Sentra V-spec.
I cant think of any more right now but it will.
04-07-10, 02:25 AM
You really have to love the old Cadillac names that were as long as the car:
Fleetwood Brougham D'Elegance
Fleetwood Sixty Special
Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham
Fleetwood Seventy Five
Sedan Deville D'Elegance
Coupe Deville D'Elegance
04-07-10, 06:10 AM
Chevy 'Citation' - ironically so slow you could never get a citation.
Buick Wildcat - yeah!
Buick Special - not so much